Did you see the pleasure boat ploughing into the pier last weekend on the Thames?

Fortunately no one was hurt, but just imagine for a second the same thing happening on a bigger vessel travelling at a faster rate of knots.

It would have been an absolute disaster.

The crash occurred because the captain lost control following an engine fire, and with 151 passengers on board, it was just a good thing no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been reported yet, but in our experience, the huge majority of engine fires happen as a result of electrical or fuel problems.

As you know, our aim is to improve safety through engine reliability, and this is exactly the sort of thing we try to prevent.

With that in mind, I thought I’d reach out and ask about your experiences of engine fires. Have you ever experienced one before? What caused it? What were the results?

The reason I ask is that we’re always looking to introduce improvements that reduce the chances or potential results of engine fires.

We currently make sheathed fuel pipes to prevent leaks causing fires (you can see the pipes here), but we’d like to do more.

When you get a minute, I’d be really grateful if you could hit send us an email at info@bartechmarine.com and let me know your thoughts.

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